Opening in theaters last week was the new comedic drama Infinitely Polar Bear, which was written and directed by Maya Forbes (The Rocker). The film follows Cameron (Mark Ruffalo), a manic-depressive father trying to win back his wife (Zoe Saldana) by attempting to take full responsibility of their two young daughters living in New England in the late ’70s and early ’80s.
Our very own Jordan Adler reviewed the film back when it premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and had the following to say about it:
“Crowd-pleaser” and “manic depression drama” often don’t go together. However, Infinitely Polar Bear is a different beast, rooted in truth and featuring superb performances.
It’s a sentiment I agree with, too, as the entire cast gives it their all, resulting in a heartfelt indie film that definitely deserves to be seen.
Last week at the Los Angeles press day for Infinitely Polar Bear, we sat down with Mark Ruffalo for an exclusive interview. During our discussion he spoke about why Cameron is a good father, playing a manic character and singing the classic song “Hitler Has Only Got One Ball” in the movie.
Check it out in the video above and be sure to catch Infinitely Polar Bear as it’s now playing in theatres everywhere!